A CDL physical exam is an examination mandated by the U.S. Department of Transportation to ensure that a driver is healthy and fit to drive a commercial vehicle. The exam is conducted by a licensed medical provider and includes a physical exam and a review of a driver’s medical histor.
At Fairhaven Occupational Health Services, we understand the importance of getting your DOT physical exam completed in a timely manner by an NCRME you can trust. Each of our highly trained professionals is here to help you get the exam you need quickly and efficiently.
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A DOT (Department of Transportation) physical is a medical examination that individuals must pass to obtain or renew a commercial driver’s license (CDL) in the United States. It is a comprehensive evaluation conducted by a certified medical examiner to ensure that a commercial driver is physically and mentally fit to operate a commercial motor vehicle safely. Here are the key components of a DOT physical:
Medical History Review: The medical examiner will review your medical history, including any chronic conditions, past surgeries, medications, and relevant health issues.
Vision Test: You will be required to have at least 20/40 vision in each eye (with or without correction) and a field of vision of at least 70 degrees in the horizontal meridian.
Hearing Test: You must be able to hear a forced whisper from at least five feet away or have an audiometric test that meets specific standards.
Blood Pressure Check: Your blood pressure will be measured, and it should not exceed 140/90 mm Hg. If it does, you may still qualify, but your certification duration may be limited, requiring more frequent monitoring.
Urinalysis: A urine sample may be taken to screen for underlying medical conditions, including diabetes.
Physical Examination: The medical examiner will conduct a physical examination, including an assessment of your overall health, vital signs, and specific systems (e.g., cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological).
Drug and Alcohol Testing: You may be required to undergo a drug test and an alcohol test, depending on your employer’s policies and federal regulations.
Medical Certification: If you meet the medical standards and requirements, the medical examiner will complete the Medical Examination Report (MER) and issue a medical certificate. The certificate is typically valid for two years, but if you have specific medical conditions or limitations, it may be shorter.
It’s important to note that DOT physical requirements and regulations can change, so it’s advisable to check with a certified medical examiner or the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for the most up-to-date information before scheduling your DOT physical. Failure to pass a DOT physical can affect your ability to obtain or renew a CDL, so it’s crucial to be prepared and ensure you meet the necessary medical standards.
At our health and safety clinic, we provide the DOT physical exams you need in a timely manner. Our team of professionals is here to help you get the exam you need to stay on the road. Schedule your DOT physical exam today.
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